Herpes Treatment at home - it is quite possible

January 18, 2014

 herpes treatment at home
 Herpes Treatment at home is almost always carried out, except in cases of severe infection. Mild forms of herpes on the lips can be treated independently. But what can not be done - it is self-treat genital herpes and cold sores. Such treatment is fraught with complications.


Treatment of herpes on the lips at home

How to remove cold sores on the lips? This question is asked a lot. Symptoms of herpes on the lips known to almost everyone. And almost all have their own recipes, how to cope with this disease. Unfortunately, not all know that cold sores on the lips appear at lower immunity, therefore it is necessary to abandon the extreme diets, move more, and spend time in the fresh air, stop smoking and drinking, and treat all of its "sore." Only such an approach to the treatment of herpes may be effective.

Well, if the first signs of herpes on the lips in the form of itching and numbness, it is better to rather run to the drugstore for anti-viral cream or gel and to treat herpes at home. The pharmacy you can buy creams acyclovir, Zovirax, viroleks. Cream Zovirax herpes on the lips applied to the affected skin and lips bordering the healthy parts of them 5 times a day for 4-10 days. The cream is best applied with sterile cotton buds - it will exclude the transition of infection on your hands.

But the most effective antiviral drug for external use is a cream against herpes on the lips fenistil pentsivir (Novartis, Switzerland). The antiviral effect it is many times greater than the effect of acyclovir. It blocks the virus and suppresses its multiplication of the same pharmaceutical company. The cream is applied to the affected skin mouth every 2 hours for four days.

The antiviral properties of the gel also has herpes on the lips of plant origin panavir. It is applied with a thin layer on the affected skin or mucous membranes 5 times a day for 4-5 days. The treatment may be extended to 10 days.


Home treatment of herpes zoster

Shingles can be treated at home, but only on prescription. A special feature of this form of herpes is that if not timely appointment or inadequate treatment after recovery remains strong pain along the affected nerve - postherpetic neuralgia. To avoid this, be treated under the supervision of a specialist.

When herpes zoster necessarily appointed systemic antiviral therapy. It can be carried out with drugs such as acyclovir, valacyclovir and famciclovir. The most effective antiviral drug is today famciclovir (Famvir).

If in the course of the affected nerve skin rash with blisters there, the prescribed antiviral creams and gels for topical application - acyclovir, Zovirax, panavir, fenistil pentsivir. You can also lubricate the bubbles on the skin Corvalol liquid - it contains peppermint oil, and alcohol, which are well reduce inflammation and itching of the skin, promote healing elements of an eruption.

Herpes treatment at home is possible occasion and using folk remedies:

  • extracts of herbs with anti-viral and anti-inflammatory action inside - wormwood, lemon balm, St. John's wort, sage and others.
  • Melissa officinalis tincture on alcohol, a mixture of glycerol and sulfur (2: 1), a mixture of honey, garlic and ash willow bark can be lubricated elements of skin rashes.


Home treatment of genital herpes

Such treatment of herpes home can only be prescribed by a doctor. Appointed antiviral systemic and local therapy - acyclovir Acyclovir - as it is safe?  Acyclovir - as it is safe?
 , Valtrex, Famvir, Zovirax Cream 5% Zovirax - time-proven antiviral drug  Zovirax - time-proven antiviral drug
 . Means to strengthen immunity - viferon rectal suppositories, tsikloferon TSikloferon - restores the body's defenses  TSikloferon - restores the body's defenses
   topically in the form of liniment on the affected area of ​​the genitals. To remove the swelling, pain and itching prescribed drugs such as ketorol, diclofenac, Nurofen.

Local treatment of fashionable occasions and with the help of traditional medicine. Well dries, reduces inflammation and swelling of the decoction of oak bark - they can moisten the cloth and apply to the genitals.

In inflamed mucosa and skin can be applied with a mixture of honey and dried powdered leaves celandine (1: 1).

Do not forget about proper nutrition, high-grade dream vacation day - all this will contribute to the recovery at home.

Cure herpes completely impossible. But it can strengthen the immune system, which is not letting the herpes virus in the body permanently located in "sleep" state. At home, this can be achieved soon, as the house and the wall being treated. But the whole process of treatment of these forms of herpes, as tinea Ringworm - not only infectious disease  Ringworm - not only infectious disease
   and genital herpes should take place under medical supervision.

Galina Romanenko

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Interferon and thyroid disease: there is a danger of incompatibility

December 9, 2011

 Interferon and thyroid disease
 In recent years, an increasing number of patients with chronic hepatitis Chronic hepatitis - a diagnosis for life  Chronic hepatitis - a diagnosis for life
 Which receive prolonged courses of interferon in larger doses. Against the background of such treatment are increasing cases of negative effects of interferon on the thyroid gland.

 Interferon and thyroid disease: there is a danger of incompatibility

What tsitokinindutsiruemye thyroid disease

Cytokines - proteins that produce a variety of cells, including cells of lymphocytes. They regulate interactions between individual cells, the intensity and duration of immune responses. Interferons - is one of the types of cytokines that have antiviral and antitumor effect

Cytokines play an important role in autoimmune diseases (diseases caused by allergies own tissues), including the thyroid gland. For example, interferon alpha today is widely used in the treatment of patients with infectious and inflammatory diseases, hepatitis B and C and cancer. In this regard it has been an increase of autoimmune thyroid lesions, which are called tsitokonindutsiruemyh diseases.

Interferon can cause destruction of the glandular tissue, or functional disorders of the thyroid gland, which are usually transient and disappear after discontinuation of the drug. The examination of these patients revealed a decrease of hormonal activity of the thyroid gland, and high levels of antibodies to hormones and thyroid gland cells.

In this regard, before the appointment of interferon for the treatment of any disease it is recommended to conduct a study of the functional state of the thyroid gland.

 Interferon and thyroid disease: there is a danger of incompatibility

What happens when the thyroid gland diseases tsitokinindutsirovannyh

Tsitokinindutsirovannye thyroid disease Thyroid disease - women at risk  Thyroid disease - women at risk
   It takes place in the form of autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT). Normally, the thyroid gland accumulates a large amount of hormones contained in the follicles of the thyroid gland. In autoimmune thyroiditis allergy occurs hormones and thyroid tissue, resulting antigen-antibody complexes destroy thyroid follicles. This leads to the fact that at the beginning of the disease in an increased amount of blood enters this gland hormones, that is showing signs of increased thyroid function and hyperthyroidism. But as soon as these hormones will be withdrawn from the body, the phase of depletion of the thyroid gland, or hypothyroidism.

 Interferon and thyroid disease: there is a danger of incompatibility

How is tsitokinindutsirovanny autoimmune thyroiditis

Autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease is known since the beginning of the last century, but, like all other autoimmune processes, AIT is still not fully understood. AIT patients during treatment with interferon may arise both at the beginning of treatment and at the end. Not always the disease depends on the dose of interferon.

In the initial phase of the disease when the blood is thrown great amount of hormones from the damaged thyroid cells, the patient has symptoms such as malaise, sweating, fever, weight loss, tachycardia Tachycardia - the body to the limit?  Tachycardia - the body to the limit?
 , Increased blood pressure, irritability Irritability - you try to control my temper  Irritability - you try to control my temper
 Insomnia. These are signs of increased thyroid function or hyperthyroidism.

After a while (for each patient, it can be an individual) may appear such symptoms as fatigue, weakness, drowsiness, reduced disability, hearing loss, dry skin, hair loss, swelling of the face, hoarse voice, slowing heart rate. These are signs of low thyroid function, or hypothyroidism. Sometimes thyroid dysfunction in patients with autoimmune thyroidin happens. This form of the disease called euthyroid.

 Interferon and thyroid disease: there is a danger of incompatibility

Treatment of diseases of the thyroid gland caused by interferon

Typically, the phenomenon of hyper- and hypothyroidism during tsitokinindutsirovannom AIT are alone after the abolition of interferon. But in some cases hypothyroidism phenomenon kept a long time and require treatment.

With increased thyroid function of patients usually just watch conducting basic treatment, interferon do not cancel if it was prescribed for health reasons, such as chronic hepatitis. If the thyroid function is reduced, then appointed hormonal preparations (for example, L-thyroxine), without canceling interferon.

Thyroid hormones affect all organs and systems of the body, so thyroid dysfunction can backfire. Therefore, before prescribing long courses of interferon is recommended to conduct a survey of the thyroid gland.

Galina Romanenko

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